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Mark Waid

Mark WaidMark Waid, a New York Times bestselling author, has written a wider variety of well-known comics characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time. (Secretly, however, he prefers SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT and his IRREDEEMABLE collections as his favorite works he’s produced.) With over twenty years of experience in his field, Waid maintains a blog at that is full of advice for beginning writers and experienced authors both.

Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

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Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

To understand Kingdom Come, you have to understand a few things about superhero comics. Now, if you have any sort of interest in the genre at all, I'm sure that sentence opens up nightmarish recollections of previous rabbit-holes down which you'... Read More

Daredevil by Mark Waid

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Daredevil (Volume One) by Mark Waid (writer) and various artists: Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Marcos Martin, Javier Rodriguez, and Muntsa Vicente.

Mark Waid's Daredevil is one of the best comic book titles of 2012, and I'm comparing his work with some of my favorite authors of all time who have written top-notch runs on Daredevil: Frank Miller, Brian Michael Bendis, and Ed Brubaker. Waid's work, though different, is equally good, and even though I'd recommend as excellent starting points both the runs by Bendis and Brubaker, Waid's first volume might be even more accessible (However, I am skipping the controversial work on Daredevil by Kevin Smith, who killed off a major character of the series). The artwork by several different teams is equally impressive. The art and writing taken together make for a five-star offering both for those who have read Daredevil b... Read More